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    Question Contrasting viewpoints in IELTS writing

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    In contrasting viewpoints essay, which says Discuss both views and give your own opinion, should my position be clear in all of the essay or can I only mention it in conclusion after discussing the views?

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    Re: Contrasting viewpoints in IELTS writing

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam165 View Post
    Hi.

    In a "contrasting viewpoints" essay, which says "Discuss both views and give your own opinion", should my position be clear in all of from the start of the essay or can I only mention it in conclusion after discussing the views?
    Please note my corrections above. I have also made your title grammatical.

    I will let someone more familiar with the current IELTS system reply in full, but in the days that I had to write essays, we were told to make our position clear in the opening, then discuss all points of view, then repeat our position in the conclusion.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Contrasting viewpoints in IELTS writing

    I'd strongly advise you to give your opinion only in the conclusion. This kind of essay demands an evidence-led approach. It should be as if you're examining both sides and only then drawing a conclusion from your own examination.

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